CaixaForum Barcelona is a cultural center owned by La Caixa located on the mountain of Montjuïc. It is managed by the La Caixa Foundation and offers numerous cultural, artistic and educational activities for all audiences at affordable prices. Exhibitions, film cycles, conferences, workshops, installations... fill the spaces of the old Casaramona factory, in a modernist style, which was designed by the architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch. Therefore, in addition to the exhibitions that you can contemplate and the activities in which you can participate (always very interesting), CaixaForum Barcelona deserves a visit to the building that houses it. A building with internal streets and a terrace overlooking the mountain of Montjuïc.
The old Casaramona factory, headquarters of CaixaForum Barcelona
As we have already mentioned, CaixaForum Barcelona is located in an old factory. Let's see more details. The factory that owned Casimir Casaramona i Puigcercós, a cotton industrialist specializing in the manufacture of towels and blankets, had burned. To build a new one, he commissioned the project from one of the most important architects of the time, Josep Puig i Cadafalch. The modernist architect designed a horizontal factory that facilitated the movement of goods through a system of internal streets, a similar system that he also used in the construction of the Hospital de Sant Pau. In addition to the streets, the factory had other important technical innovations for the time, such as large windows and fire towers. The "La Caixa" Foundation bought the building in 2002, and reformed it to adapt it to cultural and social uses.
CaixaForum Barcelona schedule
- From Monday to Sunday and holidays, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The general admission through which you can access all the exhibits costs € 6.00, and is free for La Caixa clients and for children under 16 years. The activities they organize have different prices and some, such as the permanent installation It is counted behind the bone - Space of pain, are free.
Where is it?
How to get there
Metro: L1, L3 Espanya
Bus: D20, D40, H12, H16, V7, 13, 23, 46, 55, 65, 75, 91, 109, 150, 165 and Tourist Bus (red route, stop Plaça d'Espanya)
FGC: Espanya (S8, S33, R6, R5, S4)